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iMac - Processor Upgrade?


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I have an Imac 2.4ghz with 4 gb ram....can you upgrade the processors on the IMac's?

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I believe the only way to upgrade the CPU is to buy a new system

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Correct, they are soldered to the logic board.
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No they aren't, go here they upgraded the processor on older Core Duo iMac to a C2D:

Upgrade Your iMac to a Core 2 Duo Processor | Mac|Life

Disassembly instructions are here:

AMFITEATAR - Upgrade your iMac 20" or iMac 24" aluminum 2007 & 2008 to 1.5TB Hard Drive and 4 GB RAM - DIY Guide

PS, you are a BRAVE dude if you attempt this, I work in telecom testing engineering and manufacturing and this looks difficult to me!
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Thanks for info guys....so let me ask this...I have a 2007 2.4ghz and was thinking of going to a 3ghz or so...I am already running 4gb ram....will I really see any significate speed increase?
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